Presented by Project Brew

Music and narration weave together this delicate kaleidoscope of tales about parenting, birthing, and beyond… stories of humour, challenge, evolution, and surprise.

DATE: Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th November 2023

TIME: 7:30pm (Saturday 12pm Matinee followed by Workshop)

PRICE: £15/13

We are keen to make this show available to as many people as possible, and have a limited number of £5 tickets for a show or show & workshop. Alongside usual concession tickets these are for anyone who would otherwise struggle to prioritise a theatre trip at this time…unwaged, low income, those on parental leave or any other reason. We do not need proof.

Run by the Motherkind cast this 1 hour workshop will involve elements of the upcoming evening classes series including meditation, music and creative reflection ranging from writing to drawing to dancing or sitting still, there are options to suits everyone! This guided session is for adults with or without their children to come together and enjoy the benefits of creativity. No prior experience necessary.
When: Wednesday evenings 7.30-9pm
Coming together for connection growth and fun in our busy lives.
A 4 session introduction to different art forms including songwriting, mediation, reflection and creative writing run by the makers of Motherkind theatre show.
These sessions are aimed at anyone wanting to explore creativity in a child free environment.
15th November – Shinrin-yoku Forest Bath
22nd November – Meditative Memories 
29th November – Body Songwriting
6th December – Yoga Nidra and free writing
For full workshop descriptions and how to book for all 4 or individual sessions follow this link.
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Motherkind is an entertaining kaleidoscope of tales about parenting, birthing, the maternal brain, building connections and the never-ending quest to find space. 

In a series of vignettes interwoven through music and narration the audience go on a journey through theatrical styles from new writing to comedy, clowning and song. 

These are tales of humour, challenge, evolution, and surprise. Stories about our early days, the fragility, the beauty, and the absurdity of life. 

Audience feedback has included: 

‘A very human portrayal of the highs and lows of motherhood.’

‘I realised that I’m not alone in how I feel.’ 

‘Witty and moving, entranced by the beautiful music.’

‘As a non-parent I still found it very relatable and universal.’

‘Honest, authentic, hilarious and moving in equal measure.’

‘LOVED it! Personal, powerful, funny.’

The matinee performance of Motherkind is followed by an optional workshop for reflection and creative exploration.

Creative team: Project Brew comprises Alice Robinson (theatre maker, teacher, director, producer and performer), Laura Bloom (actor, doula and voiceover artist), Lucy Follows (actor, voiceover artist, podcaster), Emily Heyworth (actor and writer), Claire Northey (violin loops and vocals), and Cathy Shiel (actor, writer, theatre maker). We are a collective from Mothers who Make Manchester, a monthly social network for artists of all disciplines, who also happen to be mothers.

Image credits: 

Alice Robinson headshot (credit Rebecca Lupton), Laura Bloom headshot (credit Neilson Reeves), Lucy Follows headshot (credit Will Huntington), Emily Heyworth headshot (credit Kate McDonald), Claire Northey headshot, Cathy Shiel headshot (credit Antony Barkworth-Knight), Motherkind production shots 1-6 (credit Shay Rowan)


Audience feedback:

‘Wow, just Wow’

‘Loved the mixture of emotions, styles, stories and interactivity’

‘Beautiful, the violin paired so beautifully with the funny and heartfelt stories’

‘Surprised how much I invested as a 21 year-old with no children’

‘Powerful yet delicate, vulnerable and wonderful storytelling’

‘I could relate to so much of this! Really funny and poignant’

‘Gripping and telling of the anxiety of early motherhood’

‘I cried and laughed all the way through’

‘It captured my brain’

‘As a mother (and father) so wonderful to see real, honest, beautiful depictions of motherhood from body to mind to soul’

‘Never seen anything like it, uplifting’

‘Relatable to being lost as a new mum’

‘The violinist was amazing’

‘So fantastic. So honest. So moving. So funny. I was blown away’


RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14+ (relaxed showing at the matinee, audience are welcome to bring along babies under 2) 

Please note that latecomers may be refused entry and readmittance may not be possible.
In the event of a show having an interval The Edge may not allow access to latecomers until the second half of the performance, this is due to the seating area being accessed across the performance area.

*Concessions by Conscience: you pay what you can afford depending on your circumstances. We don’t ask for any proof, we just leave it to your discretion. Please remember we are a charity and rely on ticket income and other limited funding.
Before placing a booking, carefully review your event and ticket selection. Once purchased tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the event is cancelled or moved to another date. For more information see our conditions of sales.